Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Making the most of this city.

You know that your child is growing up
when you are frantically holding on to any childhood activity
with a super strength grip!
Take the annual Santa visit for example...

too tall to ride the Santa train...
We had an early start to the day yesterday with a breakfast in the city followed by a wander to see the Christmas window in one of the big stores. Sibs and a couple of friends then decided that they wanted to go inside to see Santa. We hadn't really broached the subject much this year...

There was the initial disappointment that they were all too tall to ride on the Santa train but the consolation was that they got to join the queue to see Santa quicker.

still joy and wonder in those 9 year old eyes.

Sibs's letter to Santa
From the city we walked across the bridge to the library and then to GOMA (Gallery of Modern Art). They usually have some child friendly exhibition or activities on and we had a bit of fun in the sticker room.

there's a piano under there somewhere
There was a magical area that was almost 'Willy Wonka like'
where you are encouraged to lie on some huge cushions and stare at the colours and lights.

pip and pop at GOMA

GOMA are holding a special  Matisse exhibition and there was a gorgeous open space
where you could take a sketch pad and get inspired.

"no photographs please madam"....oops!
On the way to catch a bus home we strolled through the Art Gallery
- it's so peaceful in there (and wonderfully air conditioned)

A great day with some lovely company making the most of some of what this city has to offer.

Good Life Wednesdays

6 Comments and thoughts:

  1. That was a beautiful day. Santa is handsome and is kind looking.

    Your daughter is very pretty and sounds like a fine young girl

    Helen xx

  2. Lovely day! I was watching a newborn yesterday having his first Santa picture cute. It took me back years watching the parents fussing over their baby and Santa holding him gently making sure his beard didn't swish across the baby's face1

  3. Beautiful post my friend so nice to catch up again. Sending you special wishes for a very Merry Christmas Day for you and your family, look forward to keeping in touch in 2012.

    Always Wendy

  4. Hi Beth.
    Brisbane really does have some wonderful attractions on offer, and is a great city to live in. Glad to see you're making full use of the school holidays, and having so much fun.